Exploring Ecosystems

Exploring Ecosystems is a new program focusing on the incredible habitats found in our own backyards

The goal of this program is to build awareness and understanding of the local environment so that students become conservationists!


Each unit focuses on a different habitat type found in the areas.  Take a look and learn about the amazing biodiversity that you can find right here in Fairfield County.


Vernal Pools 

What is a Vernal Pool?


Vernal Pool Animals:


Wood Frogs

Mole Salamanders

Fairy Shrimp



Visit Local Pools of Ridgefield:

Link to map

Teacher/Parent Resources:

Woodcock Nature Center

56 Deer Run Road, Wilton, CT 06897

P (203) 762-7280

F (203) 834-0062


Our mission is to connect people to the habitats, plants and animals of Southwestern CT through programs that build awareness, nurture understanding, and advance conservation. 

© Woodcock Nature Center 2019